Fine Young Minds

Yesterday we had lunch with grandson-Zak who’s home from university… talking about studying maths, physics… This week I’ve talked with two dads about their children at university… studying medicine, art, history, politics, sociology, psychology… fine young minds, capable of broadening, developing, learning…

I’m reading about wise King Solomon: ‘God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore.’

Musing… Some see God in the beauty of nature… some in the enormity of space… some in the intricate design of the human body. This morning I see God in the complexity and capabilities of the human mind…

Yesterday I received an email from George. He wrote about James. We both knew James as a fine man over many years. We looked up to him, learnt from him and owe him a lot. Now he’s in a care home, in his eighties, with dementia. George wrote: ‘His memory is now very poor and seems he can’t recall much past his teenage years.’

This week there’s been the news that Bruce Willis is retiring from acting. He has been diagnosed with the degenerative condition ‘aphasia’. He’s ‘battling a cognitive brain disorder that leaves the sufferer unable to process language.’

My memory isn’t what it was. I can’t remember names. Half way through a sentence I can’t remember the word I need… Yesterday I watched a DVD of a church event 25 years ago. Much of it I’d forgotten… It was an event that I had organised!

Musing… Remembering Solomon’s words: ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…’ As my understanding decreases I must trust more!

He continues: ‘Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold…’

This morning my prayer is that although my mind isn’t what it was I will still find God’s wisdom…

2 thoughts on “Fine Young Minds

  1. Very good Musing. Welcome to old age.i have been there some time.! It is also a good excuse when you don’t do something you are supposed to.

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  2. Thanks Edwin. The ‘church event’ was the church musical ‘6 Kings and a Crown’ which I wrote a large part of – and you starred in!! I watched it and struggled to remember much of it!!

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